Friday, March 18, 2022

First The Barrel

As the first purchase for my Tacticool rifle project, I decided to go with the barrel. For my build I went with this one:



It is from Ballistic Advantage, their 16" bead blasted stainless steel fluted premium series barrel chambered in .223 Wylde. I like the bead blasted stainless to reduce reflection. The fluting is technically to reduce weight but I mostly got it because it looks cool. I have a muzzle device coming in a few days, I'll post an updated pic when I get it put on the barrel. 

8 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing how this progresses. Are you a fan of .223 Wylde in general or just for this project?

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    1. I am not really a good enough shooter for the Wylde to make a difference but it is supposed to be better if you shoot a lot of .223 and most of the hollow point or soft point ammo I have is .223. We will see.

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  2. Fluting will also increase surface area and heat transfer is very much based on surface area vs diameter.

    So a fluted barrel should cool down quicker.

    Exile1981

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    1. That is probably true as well but it mostly looks cool

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    2. Smooth edges on the flooting will also reduce stress risers and reduce the chance of cracking.

      You should tell people tge flutting is for the heat.

      Exile1981

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  3. I see you have the same background I do, albeit mine is a bit more faded and worn in LOL

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    1. I noticed that from your post the other day.

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  4. That looks great. I have put together tons of those.
    If you need any help, let me know.

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